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Offline Bucky

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Tire code help
« on: March 02, 2017, 12:45:23 am »

Tire reads exactly and in this order : DOT HBCX   0003X    2015

The 0003X part is confusing me. Some say the date code is directly adjacent to the DOT code.

My best guess is that the tire is 20th week of 2015, which doesn't exactly float my stale date boat, but...

The tire is an 18" Michelin PR3. I suppose the relative rarity of 18" tires can = KSOD - Kinda Stale On Delivery.

Tire purchased from
Chaparral Motor Sports
San Bernadino CA






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Offline BuckwheatJ

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Re: Tire code help
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2017, 12:53:07 am »
That is just a production code for the product line. You are correct that the date is the 20th week of 2015.
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